Eagles’ Josh Sills indicted on rape, kidnapping charges in Ohio
Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills was charged Wednesday with one count of rape and one count of kidnapping in Ohio, the state attorney general announced.
Sills, 25, has been charged with one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Guernsey County Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden said in a news release. . Both charges are first degree felonies.
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Oklahoma State Cowboys offensive lineman Josh Sills against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on January 1, 2022. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA Today Sports)
The indictment stems from an incident that occurred in December 2019. Sills allegedly “engaged in non-consensual sexual activity and detained a victim against her will,” officials said. The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation after the alleged crime was immediately reported.
The indictment comes days before the Eagles play Super Bowl LVII. Sills was a rookie in 2022 and played in one regular season game.
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Sills received a subpoena in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on February 16 – four days after the Eagles are due to play in the Super Bowl.
Sills, who plays tackle and guard, joined Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent. He spent his college career with Oklahoma State. He was born in Sarahsville, Ohio.
The Eagles guard Josh Sills during training camp on August 7, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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He only appeared in four snaps on special teams for the Eagles in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals. He is listed as a backup right guard for Isaac Seumalo on the Philadelphia depth chart.
Ryan Gaydos is Fox News Digital’s sportswriter.